Exhibiting curiosity or puzzlement; marked by quizzing or questioning.
Late 19th century; origin uncertain, probably a blend of quiz and quizzical or a shortening of quizzical.
- The scientist looked at the strange rock with a quizzical expression.
- The teacher was greeted with quizzical looks from the students when she announced the pop quiz.
- The little boy's quizzical face was filled with innocence.
- She raised her brow with a quizzical expression when she heard the news.
- His quizzical manner made it clear that he didn't believe what he was hearing.